Shorts: Portraits


Saturday, Nov. 16th / 2:30-4 PM  *with Q&A

90 mins

Better Man

DIRECTOR(S): Chris Stanford


A father and son relationship is tested after a rodeo injury leaves the young cowboy in a hopeless situation.

Cannon Girl

DIRECTOR(S): Stephen Savage


Family and friends describe Nicole Dwyer Sanders’ amazing experiences and profession in the circus, including her death-defying acts as Ringling Brothers last human cannonball.

Chasing Monsters

DIRECTOR(S): Krystle Wright/Toby Pike


Monster storms snap power lines, topple buildings, flood roads, all with cool indifference. This short, intense film follows storm-chasing photographer Nick Moir, cutting straight to the heart of what fuels his obsession.

Meet Uncle Paul

DIRECTOR(S): Jessica Bursi


Paul is 62 years young, a lover of The Beatles, The Monkees, and “The Terminator,” and he’s living with Down Syndrome.

Moderately Satisfied

DIRECTOR(S): Hind Anabtawi


When visiting her terminally ill mother for the first time in months, an estranged daughter finds new answers about her relationship with her bitter mother, while filling out a patient satisfaction survey.

On a Wing and a Prayer

DIRECTOR(S): Dominic Gill


Louisiana’s barrier islands, swamps, and bayous are disappearing. Ben Dapp photographs the damage from a hand-built contraption, flying low, capturing the beauty and the loss.

Portrait of a Woman at Dawn

DIRECTOR(S): Cullen Douglas

A #MeToo inspired story. The put-upon wife of a charismatic art dealer in 1920’s Paris witnesses the empowering and intoxicating love of a gifted artist and his bewitching muse.